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The argument or question over whether humans are responsible
climate change is a arguably a questionable one. My position is
yes, we can actually quantify an effect that we have had on
but wait, nature can introduce perturbances any time it likes that
any effect we've been building up since
industrial revolution, and those events are not necessarily related
influence at all.
other words, for me the argument is a bit of this and a bit of that,
and I'm an extreme centrist on that point. For me, this is much
Marmite - I can take it or leave it.
It isn't very nice to be saddled with blame for
something I didn't do. For example, I never learned to drive,
of propaganda infused by my hippie-mentality secondary school
teachers in Australia. Because of those same teachers I proudly
a 'save the whale' badge at school. Again, I never harpooned a
whale, so I did my bit. Or, perhaps I was being made to feel guilty
over things I had zero power to affect.
It all fits together, doesn't it. It isn't my fault, it never was, it must
be the fault of those whales. Blame the whales. They're the cause
global warming and climate change, and it isn't anthropogenic at
it is whalogenic.
||Prov. Sp. "Cetacianogenic" ?
||It might not be whales. It might be jellyfish. Make it jellyfish,
they're unpleasant and easy to hate and no-one likes them much,
except perhaps a few marine biologists.
// I never harpooned a single whale, //
||But did you harpoon any married ones, eh ? Come on, fess up.
||Regrettably it all comes back to humans tampering again.
||Whales prevent global warming, and all the hunting done upset the balance. We could adjust and stabilize the climate with a breeding program.
||Just leaving the whales alone and not fishing out their food supply would probably be enough. Whales seem to be quite competent when it comes to producing new, small whales.
||Indeed. Anyway, humans have become somewhat
producing competent, small humans as of late.